struggle-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: fight or make effort to defeat someone or something

He struggled with his attacker who then ran off.
For years she struggled against the establishment to get her theories accepted.

VerbNet: battle-36.4-1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: struggle.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 2: make strenuous efforts

She struggled to be polite.
The dog had been struggling to get free of the wire noose.
I've been struggling to understand this article all afternoon.
Fish struggle for survival when the water level drops in the lake.
A rescue party struggled to reach the stranded climbers.
He struggled out of bed.
She struggled along the rough road holding her son.
Clark Kent struggled for years to be Batman and Aquaman at the same time.
He struggled with the heavy load.
I've always struggled with my math homework.
Nygren's funds have struggled recently, but he has not wavered in his style.
Our son has been struggling for years in school and in life.
The only place they have struggled is the free throw line, where they've hit only 62 percent.
The Sox grew impatient when Wells struggled for two seasons.
He struggled for the first time this season, throwing three interceptions.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: struggle.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3